Aktuelles auf englisch (40) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
Topthema - Aktuelle Hotspots (2)
11:33 [Press TV]
The United Nations has warned that the catastrophic situation in Yemen is turning into a combination of the world’s worst humanitarian crises amid almost daily Saudi bombardment of the impoverished Arab nation.
11:10 [Al Masdar News]
Hezbollah has announced a ceasefire in the ‘Arsal Barrens after a successful operation that resulted in the capture of almost the entire area.
Kenya`s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has transported over 150,000 passengers between Mombasa and Nairobi since it was commissioned on May 31, officials said on Thursday.
0:42 [Press TV]
Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year at a time of rising tensions between China and the US, a move likely to anger Beijing.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a message to his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Thursday, in which he reiterated that the July 30 elections for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will go ahead as planned.
Nicolas Maduro proposed reconciliation talks to the defiant opposition after it vowed to go ahead with a planned protest against this weekend`s legislative vote.
Welt - Mittlerer Osten (1)
0:39 [Press TV]
A key Iranian parliamentary committee is to convene an extraordinary session later this week to discuss the measures to be taken in the face of possible US threats against the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior legislator says.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (8)
0:28 [Mondo Weiss]
Wednesday morning, Ariel Gold was broadcasting a live feed through her Facebook, in the midst of an assault on her by settlers in Al-Khalil (Hebron). It`s another glimpse into the reality wherein the settlers essentially run the game, and the soldiers are only there to protect them, and no one else – certainly not anyone who is not “standing with the Jews”, as it were, even if they are Jewish.
23:25 [Al Masdar News]
Four soldiers belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have just been killed after artillery units of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) shelled their position in western Raqqa Governorate.
22:36 [Al Masdar News]
Today, the Tiger Forces secured all hilltops in the area between the towns of al-Sabkha and Abu Hammad. By this advance, the Tiger Forces now have fire control over the towns of al-Sabkha, Shuraydah, al-Jabali and Ghanim al-Ali which are all situated along the farming belt which straggles the western bank of the Euphrates River.
22:12 [Mehr News Agency]
Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Israeli occupation continues to provide support to the armed terrorist groups across the occupied lands and targets the positions of the Syrian Army which is fighting terrorism.
20:09 [Fars News Agency]
The Syrian Army soldiers stopped and seized a truck carrying a large volume of US and French-made arms and ammunition en route to regions in Western Qalamoun that are under the control the of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay`at or the Levant Liberation Board).
12:17 [Fars News Agency]
The Al-Nusra terrorists are expected to exit Arsal in Lebanon-Syria border region and depart for Idlib while the Lebanese security forces will take charge of maintaining their security.
The Al-Nusra terrorists and their leader Abu Malik al-Tali have accepted all the terms set by Hezbollah fighters following negotiations.
Army units killed a number of terrorists from the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations in the countryside of Hama central province.
11:08 [Al Masdar News]
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in the northeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last positions near the town of Jubab Hamad.
The United States Wednesday announced sanctions on 13 current and former Venezuelan government officials to pressure their president Nicolas Maduro into halting his plan to rewrite the constitution.
0:43 [Press TV]
The United States is fuming over Iran’s successful test of a satellite-launch rocket, saying it appeared to be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
The vote only needed a majority to pass. The final count is still being tallied but the measure easily cleared the 51 vote hurdle. Two US Senators have opposed the bill.
0:32 [Mondo Weiss]
The State Department`s terrorism report for 2016 says Palestinians "lack of hope" in achieving statehood has fostered terrorism, and pro-Israel groups have pushed back against the statement calling it "anti-Semitic" and "pro-Palestinian."
Seldom does an agent for a foreign country dare to push legislation that in effect would prohibit constitutional protections to exercise lawful defiance. Before undertaking a scrutiny of this tragic abuse of legislation, one needs to understand the malevolent nature of AIPAC.
11:03 [The Intercept]
Top White House adviser Steve Bannon is pushing for tax reform to include a new 44 percent top marginal tax rate, hitting people who earn more than $5 million a year, with the revenue paying for tax cuts for the rest, according to three people who’ve spoken to him recently. The top rate is now 39.6 percent and most Republicans have been planning to lower it significantly as part of tax reform. The plan Trump put out previously would have only three brackets, with the top one brought down to 35 percent.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
0:36 [Press TV]
“It`s impossible to endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence towards our country,” Putin said on Thursday, referring to a recent vote in the US House of Representatives, where lawmakers endorsed an anti-Russia sanctions bill.
Welt - Süd-Süd-Kooperation (2)
China and Russia held their fourth meeting on institutional cooperation in law enforcement and security in Beijing on Thursday.
22:29 [Indian Punchline]
The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being that the US is staging a military comeback in Iraq and well on the way to establishing a long-term presence in Syria. But political winds are blowing in an opposite direction.
12:56 [Fars News Agency]
Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jafari said that Israel continues to provide support to the armed terrorist groups across the occupied lands and targets the positions of the Syrian Army which is fighting terrorism.
A petition contends the Ukrainian president supposedly bankrolls the Russian army in the Donbass region through his company Roshen
Deutschland - Demokratie und Politik (1)
Speaking to ARD television, Brigitte Zypries warned of a trade war between the European Union and the United States. "There is a possibility of counter-sanctions because this is envisaged by the WTO (World Trade Organization)," she said, adding that a trade war would be "very bad."
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
We are at a point where we can sink the entire Trump- Russiagate fraud on both sides of the Atlantic, and shift the strategic dynamic from the defensive to the offensive, Helga Zepp-LaRouche asserted today. That offensive means burying Wall Street and the City of London`s murderous speculative system, and bringing the United States and Europe into full cooperation with the China-Russia Belt and Road Initiative.
Themen - Bevölkerungskontrolle (3)
0:30 [Mondo Weiss]
"It is alarming that Israel gave a blacklist to a foreign airline, in this case, Lufthansa, who then prohibited the boarding of U.S. passengers in a U.S. airport. Meaning, the Israeli law to ban BDS activists was actually imposed in the U.S., not in Israel," Eitan Mack writes in FOIA to Israeli government over its actions.
Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.
… Illustrating the bipartisanship that AIPAC typically summons, it also includes several of the most right-wing senators such as Ted Cruz of Texas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Themen - Forschung und Technik (2)
China started tests Thursday to restore the maximum speed of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed bullet train to 350 kilometers per hour, six years after it was reduced to 300.
0:40 [Press TV]
Iran has successfully launched its domestically-manufactured Simorgh carrier, whose mission is to put Iranian satellites into the orbit.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (3)
23:23 [New Eastern Outlook]
It’s recently been announced that the sitting US President Donald Trump has decided to put an end end CIA’s covert programs of arming and training members of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition that is battling the government of Bashar al-Assad.
11:15 [Zero Hedge]
Michael G. Vickers is a key US strategist who funded Afghan jihadists in the 1980`s and jihadists in Syria after 2011.
11:06 [The Intercept]
With all the constant hype about Russia, you’d think we were living in a new Cold War. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald fills in for Jeremy Scahill, and we take a deep dive into the origins and evolution of the Trump-Russia story. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and Glenn find something they can actually agree on (the Democratic establishment’s Russia hysteria), but diverge on Tucker’s coverage of immigration and crime.
22:39 [Al Masdar News]
Hezbollah and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham agreed to terms of a ceasefire in the ‘Arsal Barrens after almost a week of fighting near the Syrian border.
Themen - Kriminalität und Nepp (1)
A Pakistani village’s council of elders faces arrest after it ordered a local man to rape a teenage girl in order to take revenge on the girl’s older brother. All 20 members of the village council are to be taken into custody, according to Pakistani police.
Themen - Menschenrechte (1)
0:31 [Mondo Weiss]
Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro faces a possible lengthy prison sentence for a laughable set of charges Israel has lodged against him. Efforts to ethnically cleanse Hebron do not change the essentially Palestinian nature of the city, he says.
Schlusslicht - Herzliches und Herzhaftes (1)
2:31 [Mondo Weiss]
Senator Lindsey Graham wonders if AIPAC should be a foreign agent: "They come up here in droves lobbying Congress to do things in their view good for the US Israel relationship. I know they have a lot of contacts in Israel. Should somebody like that be a foreign agent?" But no, the AIPAC model is a "good thing," he concludes.